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Nov 20, 2012 10:00pm PST
and politics. >> if we don't fundamentally change the way these elections are financed, you're going to keep getting candidates who are in favor of their funders, of course! >> that and an awesome elbow of the day. today is the birth of joseph r. biden. ladies and gentlemen, it's showtime. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> well, the calm in the middle east is non-existent. as a matter of fact, today was supposed to be a day of trying to work things out. hillary clinton, secretary of state, broke off her trip to asia, went to israel today. the bombing as we just learned from cnn, it's continuing. >> just moments ago we're on the scenes. we'll watch this videotape as we watch what is unfolding. watch this. >> the day began as a day of diplomatcy. hillary clinton went to israel, and this is what they were trying to work out all day. [ explosion ] >> another day of violence in gaza. israeli airstrikes killed a senior militant and five others on an attack on a car. elsewhere, mass mitt tonights killed six people expected collaborating with israel. as attacks were both sides continue. >> i caution against a gr
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Nov 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
the most expensive election of all time. >> we're here on the campus of ucla law school where they debate constitutional issues. today they're doing a convention on money out and voters in. >> and we have our elbow of the day later. jr jackson is going to love this. tweet us at tyt on current if you can guess who it is. zisko>>>el granada is a special place to learn because we have a dedicated community and a dedicated staff. and when kids come on campus everyday, they're enthusiasm for learning shines. we receive federal funding because a majority of our students are socially disadvantaged. making sure our students receive healthy nutritious lunches and breakfasts is critical to their learning. i would like to see students take more ownership of what they eat everyday and learn about their bodies and how their food nourishes them. sandra jonaidi>>> i hope that we get them early enough that they've learn some good eating habits and they go forward and become very productive humans and grow up to make us all proud of them. narrator>> for more info, go to curren
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Nov 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
! cut taxes for the wealthiest! i'm glad we had an election, guys. the whole point of the election was to raise taxes on the rich and now they're turning around and say we'll take money from them too we're going to. >> you and stick you with the bill and give it to the rich. if only someone had warned you about this. july of this year, well before the election, democrats were talking about we're going to raise taxes on the rich and we're going to take away those bush tax cuts for the rich, somebody had a different idea. let's see if we can figure out who that is. >> the democrats are acting tough now. this is definitely a positive story. they say they're going to let all this stuff expire and only bring tax cuts for the middle class. they will do no such thing. if president obama wins, they will sign a grand bargain where they will cut social security, medicare, cult programs for the poor cut programs for the middle class and yes, they will give some tax cuts definitely to corporations, and perhaps even to the rich. >> perhaps even to the rich. it looks like we're headed towards th
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Nov 27, 2012 3:00am PST
had. it is where they were before the election. they gotta wake up and see the election, change things and they actually have to meet democrats somewhere in the middle. >> bill: i would hope. i would hope. new york times this morning, front page of the business section in terms of closing loopholes, romney was never specific about which one. new york times is saying that they know -- now we know one of the ones they're targeting. the headline is a tax break once sacred is now seen as vulnerable. what they're talking about is the mortgage interest deduction. there was no doubt it is on the table. it is one they're targeting rather than raise tax rates on the wealthy, they're going to either limit or get rid of the mortgage interest deduction. which is the most popular one. >> the most popular one. politically difficult i think. that's really the problem with romney's entire approach that said we'll just create revenue by closing loopholes. you go down the list of the largest loopholes and pretty quickly, you get to
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
for coming on the show, sharing your insights even if it is a mess. >> sure. >> eliot: the election means a new day and a new deal on the fiscal cliff. robert reich joins us coming up ahead. the first 1,000 days of human life can cause irreparable harm to our brains and our bodies. that's why "current" has partnered with "1,000 days" to help spread the word & combat a problem that ultimately effects all of us. to see how you can help go to current dot com. brought to you by the all new dodge dart. dodge - new rules. >> eliot: how does hp make a mistake this big and i mean big! our number of the day $8.8 billion! that's how much hp says it overpaid for british software company. last year, hp bought autonomy for $11.1 billion. today hp announced that oops,oomi is -- autonomy is worth a fraction of that. autonomy misrepresented its finances. but if hp got hoodwinked, how? how could they miss something they claim is that big. autonomy was audited by deloitte and it was audited by kpmg, two of the big four accounting firms. they didn't noti
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
polls this election year so wrong about the outcome? before november 6th most polls gave president obama clear edge over mitt romney but some polls that seemed to lean republican throughout the race favored the g.o.p. candidate. so much so that romney and his campaign staff many national republicans and fox news s" predicted the rates correctly said too many polls made too many assumption abouts the people they were attempting to poll. >> just going with what the data said instead of making assumptions is usually best practice when doing scientific survey. >> eliot: i'm joining with mark, senior editor of the "huffington post." thanks for joining us. >> thank you formation me un. >> eliot: polling is more than picking up the phone, calling 12 random people and adding up who said what? >> increasingly, when i started in this business 25 years ago you could do something like that. you could get a scientifically random sample, a few reasonable steps to make it rigorous and not have to do a whole lot of waiting or adjustment afterwards. now there have been a combination of things. lower resp
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Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> just 16 days since election officials called the state of florida for president obama and republicans there are starting to reveal the dirty tricks they placed. charlie crist told the palm beach post that there was a coordinated effort by governor rick scott and others to suppress the democratic vote. former florida republican party chairman jim gear said: >> at said: >> even as it becomes clear the voter discrimination is still a very real problem in parts of this country. the supreme court will hear arguments about getting rid of section five of the voting lights act of 1965. the act signed by president johnson said areas with a history of discrimination must get approval for any new voting laws. nine southern states plus counties in new york, and michigan fall under its jurisdiction. in the case, shelby county v. holder, one alabama county is challenging the law saying it unfairly targets their state. six other signed on. joining me now to discuss is julian bond, the former chairman of the naacp and instrumen
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Nov 26, 2012 9:00pm PST
'm not obligated on the pledge. i was just elected. the only thing i'm honoring is the oath that i take that i've sworn in in january. >> that is the sound of cracks forming in grover norquist's facade. he's the guy who gets republicans to sign a pledge that they will never ever under any circumstances raise taxes. but with the fiscal cliff looming, there's a growing consensus that taxes may have to go up. norquist said those who reneged would pay a price. >> would you target some of them? >> we would certainly highlight who has kept their commitment and who hasn't. >> fortunately for grover, but unfortunately for those who want everyone to contribute their fair share there are plenty of republicans caught in the pass, plenty who can't accept that president obama won reelection >> there are some republicans who recognize they did lose and that new revenue new tax revenue will have to be part of any deficit deal. i noticed mitch mcconnell's talked about tax rates. he's going to insist that tax rates not go any higher. you've got the mathematicians trying to raise the numbers. you can exact the
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
times to -- in 105 times to change tallies on election night. which explains his refusal to accept the results. if karl rove doesn't resign, the evidence goes to a certain painfully bored nemesis hanging out in an embassy in london. [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> but more importantly, they're going to give the evidence to the fbi. >> stephanie: the frog marching of karl rove might happen. >> in 2004, at 11:13, all of the servers crashed and it bounced to another server in tennessee. the votes came back suddenly. kerry was leading in a landslide. >> stephanie: i'm not a constitutional scholar which i know shocks both of you. can john kerry be retroactively named president after president obama? >> no. >> stephanie: why not? >> because. >> stephanie: okay. >> no, he can't be. >> stephanie: fine, you're constitutional scholars but i'm not. >> the server crashed at 11:13 they bounced over to -- i don't know where they went -- but they were able to keep them from flipping the votes. that's why rove was so stunned
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Nov 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
the election, and and now things change and we get to see everything about him afterward. >> michael: and he does seem like a turkey, doesn't he, brett. >> the things about these turkeys, they die within a year because they were bred for thanksgiving. i'm not going to say that mitt romney is going to die but mitt romney was bred for running for president. after wards what emergency is there but to give him a little slack and let him live out his life at mt. vernon. >> and sending these turkeys to mt. vernon, so i don't know if we want to give him that. >> i don't eat meat. i'll vote for the turkeys. we're insulting these turkeys. they're terrific. they have families. they have nice friends they don't hurt anybody. they don't go around slashing other people's resources. i think the turkeys are the best in this whole group. >> michael: the actual birds. but two of them are being pardoned by the president. >> i want to pardon all the turkeys. >> i like how they named the turkeys hobbler and cobbler and then you're naming one food after another that's strange and very difficult to go with that.
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
and the gun manufacturers have been saying oh, my god when obama is re-elected, he'll take away all your guns. hurry up and go out and buy more. [ crying ] there is a gun shop owner cope reynolds who is taking a different approach. he said if you're an obama supporter you cannot buy guns. you're not allowed to. he put a sign up on his place of business saying, if you voted for barack obama your business is not welcome. you have proven you're not responsible enough to own a firearm. well abc affiliate talked to this genius who is so responsible and figured all these things out to get his point of view on why he did this. >> the southwest shooting authority cope reynolds says the sign has exploded in popularity and gone viral. i talked to mr. reynolds on the phone and asked him why he would put such a divisive sign on his store. >> i can't age people, after they've seen what this man can do in four years how stupid do you have to be to vote again to get the same thing? it's unimaginable to me. >> cenk: probably a guy who voted for bush twice. that was a generous move. and of course not just wor
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: i would just like to say as opposed to past elections, wall street was all in with romney. they didn't split their conviction as usual. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: yeah, so instead of fighting them for a tax increase on the top 2% that america supports, let's gently go over that fiscal slope and then. >> stephanie: it's more like a fiscal bunny hill. i think with a good flying sauce as her weeding fine and go right into january. >> caller: fuzzy too right? >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: gently go over to face asking slope and give 98% of americans a tax decrease and everybody will get what the american people wanted. >> stephanie: yeah within i have to say we're going to have a big discussion about this this morning. there's a lot of interesting different sides you're with patrick murray. senator murray is saying it's not a cliff it's a slope. he's saying it can be fixed fairly quickly in january. >> what we don't want is extending the bush tax cuts again, because that's what put us into this situation in the first place. >> stephanie: eric canto
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Nov 26, 2012 3:00am PST
. they are falling for this republican line of crap. republicans lost this election. this was mitt romney's deal. and president obama said we have to have an balanced deal we're going to cut spending to the bone, but you have also got to get rid of those bush tax cuts for the wealthiest of americans, and put it back where it was under president clinton, the greatest economic growth in our lifetime. americans went with president obama's idea. it's now time for republicans to accept this is what the americans want. but instead this is more republican propaganda, and i just kills me that so many of my colleagues in the media are falling for it. republicans are saying we'll break the pledge. who cares. they say they are going to break the pledge, bfd, they say they are going to offer new revenue. okay. sure. but where from? they say will not, no no, no, tax rates for the wealthy of americans. we will not raise taxes on the 1%. we will only accept new revenue from closing loopholes. that means your mortgage interest deduction is history, and your child care deduction is history. t
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Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
the election after poll after poll after poll some republicans are catching on to the idea that you can't get out of the deficit crisis just by cutting, cutting cutting and we all will have to raise taxes. >> eliot: of all the permutations that you've heard of the ideas being floated around, is there any deal that is likely to be agreed upon that you can vote for at this point ifin time. >> to be very honest, eliot i get a little bit nervous. i get nervous that instead of bringing back the old clinton era tax rates for the wealthyiest people 39.6, there may an way to wiggle out of that, i get nervous when i hear the president and others continue to talk about quote/unquote entitlement reform, which i'm afraid is just another word for cuts in medicare and medicaid, and maybe even social security. you know, in the first two negotiations in 2010 and 2011, the congress cut $900 billion in programs for working people. the wealthy did not contribute one nickel toward deficit reduction. i think now is the time where the democrats and the president have got to stand firm and say excuse me, the middle
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Nov 28, 2012 3:00am PST
that they lost -- they tried to sell their ideas to the american people. they lost the election. so is the president right of going on the road? absolutely! i'm glad to see him do it. you know what? you know what he's doing? exactly what ronald reagan did! >> whoa, whoa, careful, bill! how dare you invoke the name the holy one! >> bill: that's exactly -- i think the president is right on. how about you. 1-866-55-press. let's talk about it. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." live on your radio and current tv. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: 24 minutes after the hour. congresswoman karen bass joining us in studio in the next segment. we're talking about president obama taking his show on the road to get the support of the american people for a tax cut -- you wouldn't think you would have to go out and put pressure on congress to give 98% of americans a tax cut. but it shows you how out of touch with the american people,
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> they don't do religious institutions. >> stephanie: right. i think especially in this post election holiday time it is good to say look, people that we even disagree with can have their heart in the right place and doing good work. which is the salvation army is, obviously their views are against homosexuality. i'm a big obvious looking lesbian and they called me after hurricane katrina. >> i don't think they would turn down aid after a natural disaster. >> and there are places where they may be the only place that can offer to different communities. but they needed to come into the 21st century. just like the boy scouts. >> stephanie: yes, your morals are in the right place. 29 minutes after the hour. we'll be right back on "the stephanie miller show." so the last thing our country needs is to have fewer teachers in our schools. >> those greedy teachers, cops and firemen, clearly. soft, sweet coconut covered in rich, creamy chocolate. almond joy and mounds. unwrap paradise. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> announcer: ah ah, you fools. you fell victim to one of the classic blunders. the first is neve
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Nov 21, 2012 8:00pm PST
another what made this happen? >> this year's election was a turning point for americans and our movement for fairness and for justice under the law. and i think president obama has proven once and for all that elected officials can take a strong stance in favor of lgbt fairness and not fear backlash from the voters. i'm not talking about his marriage equality, which is historic, his agencies put through dozens and dozens of changes things like hospital visitation, no discrimination in housing, and despite these wonderful advance there is was no backlash. the republicans didn't use this as a wedge issue. they didn't run ads on it. they didn't bring it up at the debate. there was silence. it means that we as gay americans, we're wedge no more. >> eliot: expanding rights for gays and lesbians, and now it's the ballot box where the public by majority vote say we're believe in this conception of civil rights. it's a fundamental and very historic wonderful thing to see. there is this gaping hole in federal law. explain why it is still there and what we wanted to do about it. >> congress for ma
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
for re-election, talked about biden -- vice president biden said we're going to leave in 2014. that's the end of it. that's not the end of it. there is a counterterrorist force. there is a lieutenant in my book who was there as a regular combat soldier and is now a special forces soldier. and he is very optimistic and things that the work done at that outpost, he's in the minority. the work done is positive and is affecting change. i think -- >> eliot: in what way? as one who has been a skeptic of what we could succeed through military strength in a region where the tal band al-qaeda -- the taliban seems enmeshed and woven into the fabric of society. what have we accomplished? >> the book traces this one outpost from 2006 until 2009 when overrun by the taliban. in 2007-2008, that's a part of the narrative when there actually is very tangible achievement and the u.s. and the afghan government is willing to win over the local populous and get them to start casting out the terrorists in the villages and hamlets a
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Nov 21, 2012 3:00am PST
to progressives, and having the president reelects and not electing governor romney is enough to make most people feel thankful, but one thanksgiving as we know it as nothing to do with the original thanksgiving right down to the paintings that we see. when we look at any painting of thanksgiving that we see when we were kids and we see the pilgrims and indians dancing around, we were starving, and the indians saved our lives, and we relaid them as only white people can, and the wompanoa were planes indians, and our whole image of thanksgiving is skewed. and it has been used to convince children that we got along fine with indians, and draw pictures of turkeys with our hands. president lincoln made it a holiday at the urging of the woman who wrote mary had a little lamb. it started with the spaniards who were the first ones to have thanksgiving, who massacred a bunch of indians, and a year later they were celebrating the safe return of the white people who weren't killed and it has evolved into this. it is one of those holidays that straddles the line of secular an
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Nov 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
netanyahu is up for election in january. this is a little bit wag the dog. he's provoked this crisis to some extent in order to try to get a favorable settlement so that he can go to the electorate and say see i'm the one who stopped the rockets. >> jennifer: israel would say that the continual bombing was the provocative move and that they're acting defensively for their people. what happens if, in fact, israel decides to move the 16,000 troops to a ground war? do you think that actually would happen or is it really truly a show? >> oh, i think it is entirely possible that netanyahu will decide he wants to invade. i don't believe that the israelis can accomplish their war aims by invading. that is to say gaza is not penetrable by israel and they cannot, in fact, stop all of those little homemade rockets from coming out in this way because even hamas, you know, has been cooperating with israel in the past few months and trying to stop the rockets. there was a truce. and israel in september i remember seeing headline wher
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Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
elections by rallying up this crazy 20% right wing base. >> jennifer: let's talk about the politics of that. oil companies spend a huge amount of money. oil and gas industry spent $149 million last year which is the third most of any industry according to the center for responsive politics. politically though -- >> save their butt. >> jennifer: is there a way, politically, that we can drive this electric vehicle message and get some support for the electric vehicle industry? >> we do a few things. one is we've gotta get outside of washington and drive this thing from the state and local. >> eliot:. >> jennifer: preach it. >> did you it as governor of michigan. republicans and democrats -- they're proving that this is an economic -- >> jennifer: they need to get in the ear of their members of congress. >> and in the ear of "the washington post" and "the new york times" and cnn. you mention i didn't mention fox news. the maybe stream media still -- the mainstream media still doesn't get the story right. we won't
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Nov 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
election, he very rightfully took credit for the bailout and i think that like the bank bailout, it's -- it was a shifting a lot of taxpayer money to these huge multinational corporations, and maybe not enough of the upside trickled down to regular people. >> jennifer: well, your book is a -- it's a candid love story, really. you don't hold back the raw truths, but you recognize that detroit is like a phoenix project. what have you seen that should give people hope? >> well, one thing is the economy is finally starting to diversify. i think that has been a positive thing about the auto industry being on the ropes. the city and the state as a whole doesn't seem to be putting all of its shifts solely on the auto industry as it happens did in the past and i write quite a bit about the bottom-up energy that is happening in the city. and i write about the do it yourself city like detroit. the government really isn't functioning properly, but it does give people the sort of space to do things like plant urban gardens or just start their sort of own entrepreneurial
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
of the deal. boom, that helps to balance the budget. two-thirds of the country agrees. we just had an election. we agree. that's one way to balance the budget. that's not all. cutting defense spending, a large part of americans agree 51%. the majority of the country wants to cut defense why are we avoiding that? it will help to balance the budget. because they go ahead paid by the defense contractors. there was a poll in new hampshire. how about farm subsidyies. 79% want to cut those back. what about oil subsidyies. 70% oppose oil subsidies. there are ways to cut the deficit balance the budget, and the american people overwhelmingly agree with, and they just voted on, so will they do it in washington? hell know. that's my conclusion. my guest has a different conclusion. the program director at u.s. action. alan, tell me what you are fighting for and how you're doing it? >> well, the top of the list, getting rid of the tax cuts to the top 2%, the democrats and progressives won an election to increase taxes on the wealthiest americans. this is historic in character. we need to start with that.
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